Vikings’ Everson Griffen
Posts Disturbing Video Waving Gun
… Allegedly Fired Weapon
11/24/2021 2:12 PM PT
1:28 PM PT — The Vikings say Griffen eventually came out of his residence without incident … and “is now getting the care he needs.”
9:23 AM PT — A spokesperson for the Minnetrista Police Dept. says Griffen called 911 at around 3 AM … claiming that “someone was inside his home and that he needed help from the police.”
The spokesperson says Griffen also “told the 911 dispatcher that he fired a weapon but nobody was injured.”
According to the police rep, when officers arrived on the scene, they did not find an intruder … adding that Griffen has refused to come out of his residence.
The spokesperson says law enforcement and Vikings officials have been on the scene since 7 AM trying to “work with him to resolve the situation.”
The Minnesota Vikings say they’re concerned for the health of Everson Griffen … after the defensive end posted a series of disturbing things on his social media page Wednesday — including a video of him waving a gun.
Griffen sent out the scary posts overnight … and in the terrifying video, which is roughly 30 seconds in length, the 33-year-old can be seen staring wide-eyed and speaking quickly with a firearm in his hand.
“Yo, yo, yo,” Griffen can be heard saying. “I’m in my house. N*****s trying to pop me. I still got clips left. This is my gun.”
BREAKING: #Vikings DE Everson Griffen has made some concerning post on his IG. Posting text messages where it seems like Everson may be in danger.
Praying everything is alright🙏 pic.twitter.com/2YQPZ1uY57
— NFC North Chat ⛈ (@NFCnorthchat) November 24, 2021
Griffen also shared screenshots of a series of troubling text messages that he allegedly sent … appearing to show him asking for help while saying, “People are trying to kill me.”
The Vikings said in a statement Wednesday morning that they are aware of it all and are concerned … adding that they have been in contact with Griffen.
“Vikings representatives and the team’s mental health professionals have been on-site at Everson Griffen’s home since early this morning and are cooperating with law enforcement,” the team said.
“Our only concern at this time is the safety and well-being of Everson and his family. We will have further comment at the appropriate time.”
Head coach Mike Zimmer, meanwhile, added that he’s worried for Griffen as well — and said he was not sure if his player was “safe.”
“We’re only concerned about his well-being,” Zimmer said.
Griffen has battled mental health issues in the past … including an incident in 2018, in which cops say he jumped out of an ambulance after he feared “someone was going to shoot him.”
Originally Published — 9:06 AM PT